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The Lewis and Clark Pledge: Exchanging the Rotten Christmas Gift We’re Getting from the Democrats

November 24, 2009

Merry Christmas From the Democrats!

While you’re enjoying Thanksgiving, Ebenezer Reid will be chuckling to himself that, in exactly a week, the Senate will vote for Americans to pay for health care according to their abilities and have it rationed to them according to their Government’s dictates.

Republicans who only read the Cliff Notes version of Animal Farm or who think that Solzhenitsyn is a brand of caviar will go cheerily about like Scrooge’s nephew telling us not to worry and go off to a warm and bright holiday at home leaving us, Bob Cratchit-like, with the new lump of socialized medicine in the coal scuttle.

Senator Jim Demint, speaking of Saturday’s vote to open debate on the Health Care Bill, told Fox News:

“None of the ideas that Americans talk about, such as tort reform…were considered as part of this process. We found out very early on that there was no negotiating. The only thing they wanted in this plan was a government run healthcare system. The American people do not want this.”

It was when I heard Dana Perino agreeing with the Fox and Friends crew on November 23rd, that I realized what the Democrats were going to stuff in our stockings:

“Yes, we all know that bribery is how everything is done on the Hill, it’s just shocking to see Senator Landrieu telling everyone, ‘No, it wasn’t one hundred million for my vote, it was three!!!”

So Santa came early to D.C. and started pulling presents out of his eight hundred billion dollar gift bag. Landrieu was probably not alone and, of course, wink, wink, it is for the poor constituents back home.

When I saw the legislative equivalent of a jolly elf giggling about how much she made selling her vote, I knew two things:

One – The Government Run Healthcare System will be, barring a miracle on 42nd Street, delivered on a sled drawn by 278 flying donkeys on the Night Before Christmas when all through the House (and Senate) the blind mice and the rats will be stirring while visions of the Stimulus Payoff Money dance in their heads.

Two – We need to abandon the fairy tale that they won’t vote for the Health Care Bill out of fear of losing their elected positions. Landrieu’s kick back from three hundred million dollars will keep her supplied with Christmas cookies, even when tossed on the street and, as for rest, none of them wants the country to know they were sleeping with David Letterman! (Just a joke, Dave!)

But, as everyone knows, if you don’t like what you get for Christmas, you can always bring it back for a refund. Let’s take the doctor kit they brought for us back to the store by using The Lewis and Clark Pledge. This is an election litmus test named in honor of the explorers who discovered the beautiful part of our Country now represented, in part, by the Grinch who stole our freedom in exchange for a bag of silver. Starting in 2010 and in the election cycle running up to 2012, no one should get a single Common Sense Conservative or Tea Party vote for President or for Congress unless they take the Lewis and Clark Pledge.

The Lewis and Clark Pledge for Candidates in 2010 and 2012

I promise that, if elected, on January 21, 2012 I will go into the Capitol Building and vote for the Lewis and Clark Bill, The Repeal of the Health Care Reform Law passed on December 6, 2009 by the corrupt, the compromised and the cowardly.

I promise, if I am elected President of the United States, at 2 PM, January 21, 2012,  I will sign the Lewis and Clark Refund into Law.

Three people in the House, and one person in the Senate made the difference between America remaining a free-market Capitalist country and America becoming the Ukraine. We should not waste another second expecting anything from Santa Congress other than the Law that is already gift wrapped and waiting under our Christmas Tree. Instead of this making us blue, let’s make sure that those stuffing our stockings in 2010 and 2012 will give us the first thing on our lists, a free America.

  1. November 24, 2009 12:37 pm

    The Lewis & Clark Bill. Good idea. Every person running for Congress in 2010 should agree to sign it so that voters can assess the potential for enactment in 2012.

    Then, perhaps a Congressional Resolution urging all citizens in the United States to cast no vote for any member who is a lawyer, the goal being to increase the odds of getting tort reform. I’d like to see somebody introduce that one.

    • Jerilyn Carrier permalink
      November 24, 2009 4:08 pm

      I fully agree to never vote for a lawyer in any election. We desperately need tort reform!!!

      • Carterthewriter permalink
        November 24, 2009 8:46 pm

        Isn’t there a bill passing through the legislative branch make it manditory that you have to be a lawyer to campaign for federal office. Now, now, put your guns away, I made that up.

  2. Carterthewriter permalink
    November 24, 2009 2:18 pm

    Please don’t give up, yet.

    This recent vote only stalled the inevitable finalizing of one of the biggest politicals blunders in American history. Already, the yeh sayers are waffling knowing they are on the wrong side of the wishes of the majority of voters.

    The only ones left voting for this legislation have long since demonstrated anti-social behavior and should be found, soon, playing ‘bingo’ in a nursing home.

  3. Laura permalink
    November 24, 2009 2:30 pm

    Here’s another thing, if there is such a crisis in health care, how come the benefits don’t start until 2014,when the taxes for this bill will begin in 2010? Where’s the crisis ? It’s definitely not in the emergency rooms all across the country, everyone can get free health care by going to the ER, even illegal aliens.

  4. Stev e permalink
    November 24, 2009 4:31 pm

    Demint knows the Senate and the democrats are bragging about the millions they received for their votes. I heard the comment by Senator Landrieu, and saw the gleeful smile, when at any other time in history, the press would have been calling for an investigation and conviction. We are screwed to the walls for now. It is what we, as a people, do in response in November 2010 that will decide whether of not the gift of freedom, our forebears died for with remain a reality, or a distant memory. For those liberals who will say this is hyperbole, to hell with you, every one.

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